Nature played matchmaker, and Martha’s Vineyard set the stage for a love story that’s as lush and vibrant as its gardens. Imagine an island where rolling vineyards and pristine beaches conspired to make this wedding day absolutely enchanting. This wasn’t merely a wedding; it unfolded as a harmonious masterpiece of love and the breathtaking beauty of nature, all skillfully orchestrated by Plan It Martha’s Vineyard From the verdant meadows to the majestic oaks, and the captivating floral arrangements by Island Ambiance, every aspect was captured with heartfelt artistry by the talented team at Jocelyn Filley Photography.
Martha’s Vineyard holds a sentimental feeling for Danielle and Michael as the location of their engagement and wedding day. The couple first met in high school but began officially dating after college. Michael’s family’s home on Martha’s Vineyard became a happy vacation space for the couple throughout the years.
During the first year of the pandemic, the two resided in the space, finding comfort in each other’s company. Michael decided to pop the question while out for a walk on the beach that fall. Knowing how special this location was, the couple instantly knew they’d be hosting a wedding on the island.
Inspired by the beauty of the island itself, Danielle and Michael’s wedding allowed Martha’s Vineyard to shine in all its picturesque, windswept glory.
The couple hosted a sentimental Jewish ceremony at Michael’s family vacation home. They set a chuppah structure of natural wood overlooking the Vineyard Sound. It was doused in whimsical botanicals with a perfect salt air view in the distance. The grassy aisle was lined with coordinating florals that playfully stretched their colors to the grand trees towering above. Being sure to incorporate their family, some of Danielle and Michael’s closest friends read traditional Jewish texts.
Natural elements of nature stole the show, including the mossy seating chart, the hanging floral installations, and the gentle breaths of sand and sage tones.
As self-proclaimed lovers of their dog, Larsen, the couple found creative ways to incorporate their dog into their wedding. Invitations were designed by Danielle’s mom, which also included a playful map of the Island, with Larsen as the compass.
Photography: Jocelyn Filley Photography
Planning: Plan It Martha’s Vineyard
Flowers: Island Ambiance
Tent & Rentals: Big Sky Tent and Party Rentals
Photo Booth: MV Photo Bus
Band: Sultans of Swing
Catering: Premier Chef Services
Videographer: Latimer Studios
Paper Good: EAF Fine Papers
Desserts: Back Door Donuts
Hair and Makeup: Face Time Beauty
Dress: Carolina Herrera
Dress Store: Mark Ingram Atelier
Suit: Michael Andrews Bespoke
Rabbi: Rabbi Lori Shaller
Photo Bus: MV Photo Bus MV Photo Bus
Transportation: Resort Man? Resort Man